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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

WITH THE

AMENDMENTS THERETO:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

JEFFERSON'S MANUAL OF PARLIAMENTARY PRACTICE,

THE

STANDING RULES AND ORDERS

FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE OF

THE UNITED STATES,

AND

BARCLAY’Ş DIGEST.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1867.

Ms.

TO NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

1336781 ASTOR, INT AND ***FETI DATIONS

12C4 L

CONSTITUTION

OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

CONSTITUTION.

We, the people of the United States, in order Preamble.

to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general wel. fare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

ARTICLE I.

SECTION 1.

All legislative powers herein granted shall be Congress. vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

how chosen.

SECTION II. The House of Representatives shall be com- Representatives, posed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature.

No person shall be a Representative who shall Qualification of not have attained the age of twenty-five years,

representatives.

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